Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
In recognition of this, all City of Chestermere municipal offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Friday, September 30, and all City of Chestermere municipal buildings will lower their flags to half-mast.
The City of Chestermere acknowledges the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Chestermere is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
Municipal buildings will reopen Monday, October 3, 2022.
To learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please visit the Government of Canada’s Canadian Heritage site for more info.
For more information on the meaning behind the visual, please visit the Government of Canada website.